LEED-GOLD CERTIFIED HEADQUARTERS
KIB: LEED-Gold Certified Headquarters
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Relocating to this versatile combination of warehouse and office space has streamlined work flow, increasing fiscal and environmental efficiency. KIB staff estimates they wasted 350 hours driving between various sites in 2006.
Formerly a brownfield and abandoned warehouse at the corner of Fletcher and Shelby in Fountain Square, the move has proven to be a welcomed investment in the culture-rich neighborhood.
But beyond community investment, our new location has been instrumental in community education—modeling sustainable design and redevelopment for residents to see firsthand.
The building is also be near the planned route for the Cultural Trail. Having a green community resource as a possible destination near the Trail is a very exciting prospect for KIB and for the city.
- Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. first civic Indiana nonprofit to receive LEED Gold green building certification
- KIB Receives Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence
KIB gives building and grounds tours to groups and individuals by appointment. Contact Abby Dennis for more information.
Facts About KIB's Headquarters
- KIB has been designated with a “gold” certification by the US Green Building Council. It is the first civic nonprofit in Indiana to achieve this status.
- KIB’s integrated strategies such as its HVAC, its numerous efficient windows, dual light switches and white reflective roof have reduced its energy needs by at least 25%.
- Despite Indiana’s many cold and gray days, the white reflective roof reduces KIB’s energy use by 12.5% compared to the traditional roof the building once had.
- Because of its green strategies, KIB will save at least $7,500 annually on its utility bills.
- KIB’s pervious pavement parking lot, two rain gardens, native landscape and stormwater-capturing cistern keep nearly half (270,000 gallons) of the stormwater that falls onsite from entering the city’s combined sewer system. Stormwater carries pollutants into our sources of drinking water, and contributes to numerous dumps of raw sewage into White River each year.
- Keeping stormwater from being treated saves taxpayer money! By cleaning and keeping 42% of its stormwater on its 0.9 acre site, KIB helps taxpayers avoid more than $2,000 in stormwater treatment costs each year.
- Waterless urinals help KIB avoid using 7,000 gallons or more of city water annually, saving KIB money and conserving a valuable natural resource.
- By harvesting natural daylight through plentiful views to the outdoors, KIB staff rarely need full lighting inside their offices, and often need no lighting at all.
- KIB’s bike racks and shower facilities make it possible for several staff to ride to work on their bicycles, reducing their carbon footprints daily, and increasing their physical fitness!
KIB has educated thousands of enthusiasts about its green building and grounds. Tours are scheduled for the public the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m. Group tours, by appointment, often can be accommodated. Register by calling Abby Dennis at 317-264-7555, ext. 100.
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